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22/06/2015

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Mon 22 Jun 2015 06:00

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0650

Sixty young people from around the commonwealth will today receive the first ever Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The award winners, aged between 18 and 29, will be recognised by the Queen for taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities. PJ Cole is a recipient of a Queen’s Young Leaders Award, he set up an education programme in Sierra Leone to teach communities about Ebola.

0710

Eurozone leaders will hold an emergency summit today to try to avert a Greek default after talks aimed at ending Greece's debt crisis broke up on Thursday night without agreement. Late last night, a senior official from the European Commission said that the latest proposals put forward by Greece to resolve the crisis over its debt, formed a "good basis for progress" for today’s talks. Nicolas Vernicos is president of International Chamber of Commerce, Hellas.

0715

New migrant rules will "cost the NHS thousands of nurses", cost millions, and "cause chaos in hospitals", according to the Royal College of Nurses. Under the rules, non-European workers will have to leave the UK after six years if they're not earning at least £35,000. Dr Peter Carter is general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing.

0720

The National Trust and the British Library are launching a project today asking for sounds from around the UK coastline, which will be compiled into the first ever sound map. The map will then be archived as a way to remember 2015. For the next three months, members of the public are being asked to record and send in their choice of sounds from along the beaches of Britain. Jeremy Cooke reports.

0730

What can be done to stop young Muslims from becoming radicalised in the UK? Dr Muhammed Tahir Al Qadri is a politician in Pakistan and a Sufi Islamic scholar, who has issued a fatwa against terrorism. He's in London to launch what he calls a counter-terrorism curriculum which he thinks should be taught to all Muslim school children. He has been speaking to Sarah Montague.

0740

Eurozone leaders will hold an emergency summit today to try to avert a Greek default after talks aimed at ending Greece's debt crisis broke up on Thursday night without agreement. Late last night, a senior official from the European Commission said that the latest proposals put forward by Greece to resolve the crisis over its debt, formed a "good basis for progress" for today’s talks. James Reynolds reports.

0750

"I've had to make statements like this too many times," President Obama said last week after the murder of 9 people in a church in Charleston. After 18 years as a White House correspondent, including a spell as a board member White House Correspondents Association, April Ryan is uniquely well placed to reflect on the unresolved race issue in the US.

0810

Eurozone leaders will hold an emergency summit today to try to avert a Greek default after talks aimed at ending Greece's debt crisis broke up on Thursday night without agreement. Late last night, a senior official from the European Commission said that the latest proposals put forward by Greece to resolve the crisis over its debt, formed a "good basis for progress" for today’s talks. Bruno Macaes is Portugal's Secretary of State for Europe. Robert Peston is economics editor. Katya Adler is Europe editor.

0820

Why are people going to Syria to join IS and fight against the West? It's a question which is proving all the more difficult to answer, since the news last week that three young women have taken their nine children to Syria, leaving their husbands and families behind. Sima Kotecha reports.

0830

Today the Prime Minister will say his government has a “One Nation Mission to improve life chances for all”. He will refer to existing plans to expand the Troubled Families initiative, raising the minimum wage and increasing the personal tax threshold. The government is also due to release figures later this week which are expected to show child poverty levels increasing. Leading charities claim that the changes to benefits and tax credits since 2013 are to blame to the rise. Alison Garnham is chief executive of the Child Poverty Action Group. Dr Samantha Callan is associate director at Centre for Social Justice and is former adviser on family policy to David Cameron.

0840

‘Love and Mercy’ is an intimate new biopic of Brian Wilson, the singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys. Spanning more than three decades of Wilson’s life, the film reveals the darker and more complex story that lies beneath the music’s surface, including Wilson’s battle with mental illness and drug abuse, his years under the domineering influence of therapist Dr Eugene Landy and his redemptive relationship with his second wife Melinda Ledbetter. We speak to director Bill Pohlad.

0845

It's the last full week of June which means it must be the start of Wimbledon. Except, this year, breaking tradition, the Championships have been pushed back a week. The organisers say this gives the top players an extra week to recover from the French Open. Dr Laura Toogood is editor of The Sloaney, a luxury lifestyle magazine.

0850

Should the confederate flag be banned from government buildings in the US? It’s the question being asked in South Carolina by some of those who are protesting at the killings at a black church in Charleston last week. Dr Tom Sebrell is a lecturer at University of Westminster and an expert in the US Civil War. Professor Sarah Churchwell is professor of American studies at University of East Anglia.

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